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Posted on October 10, 2016 2:45 am
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Candice Greene
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I am in a classroom with 2 teachers because there are too many students. One teacher is the main teacher and one is the co-teacher. The student do not listen well to the co-teacher. If I were in a similar situation, what would be the best way to get students to listen to the co-teacher or me if I was the co-teacher?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 10, 2016 2:48 am

LeWuVy
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I think at the beginning of the school year it would be important to introduce both of you as the teacher and establish each of you as an authority figure in the classroom. You want to make sure that the students know that both of you should be respected in the same way.
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yLeQud
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i agree. students should know both of the teachers are authority figures.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 11:19 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 10, 2016 3:51 am

uDuTaV
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I like the idea of establishing both teachers as an authority figure, but the students will not respect you unless you are an integral part of the class. You should be a part of the daily lessons. You should be responsible for enforcing class rules as much as the general ed teacher.
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Solution 3
Posted February 27, 2017 12:29 am

Deborah Guyton
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I agree that authority should be established on the first day, but sometimes this is just not possible. Suppose you started the school year without co-teacher and now you have one, then the rules have already been set. It is important to introduce the co-teacher as a teacher and explain that she is to be given the same respect as you. Make sure she is included in lesson planning and is an active member of the classroom, so the students see her as a teacher and not just another person in the classroom.
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XequMa
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This is a great solution to the problem, especially because you do not always have a co-teacher at the beginning of the year.
  Posted on: February 28, 2017 12:01 pm

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Solution 4
Posted February 25, 2017 10:06 pm

Robert Hendler
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On the first day work with your co-teacher to set up your classroom rules. Make sure the students understand that you are both the teacher if one says no then you both mean no.
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Solution 5
Posted October 3, 2017 1:37 am

Yeilin Ramirez
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In other for you to avoid this as a future teacher, this must be addressed at the beginning of the year. The two teachers should work together to show they class that they are both the teachers of the class, both set the rules and set the consequences.
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Solution 6
Posted February 27, 2017 3:34 pm

Breanna Bunnell
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The teacher needs to have a discussion with the class that they have 2 teachers and both teachers hold the same amount of authority. (Really, all adults should be treated with the same amount of respect withing the school environment). The co-teacher has the same power to administer consequence as the teacher does, and the co-teacher should act upon this until the students respect him/her.
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Solution 7
Posted October 15, 2017 5:59 pm

pyJeZy
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You need to get the co teacher to assert his or herself as an authority in the classroom. When one of the kids acts up, let the coteacher assign the punishment so the students know that they are serious.
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Solution 8
Posted February 25, 2018 7:08 am

uBybuz
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I am not sure if this is possible in your situation but can you teach a lesson or a mini lesson as the general education teacher? If the students see you leading a lesson maybe they will learn that you are equal to their teacher and learn to respect you. Just a thought.
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Solution 9
Posted October 5, 2018 1:40 am

gypyWe
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It is important for the class to view both of the teachers as "the teacher". They should not be referred to as the main teacher and the co-teacher. Simply adding the word co-teacher to her/his title provides the students with a feeling that they are less of a teacher, therefore they do not need to listen to them.
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Solution 10
Posted February 25, 2018 11:59 pm

uHubaT
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I would start by having a conversation with the main teacher and discuss ways to better demonstrate the respect needed for both teachers.
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Solution 11
Posted February 21, 2017 7:02 pm

ytupyQ
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A solid foundation with rules and procedures need to be set in stone on the first day of school. Once the students figure out that they can do whatever they want then they will do whatever they want. Best thing to do is to set firm rules now and do your best.
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